The Color Of My Skin

Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. Some of the same challenges she discussed in her work are still relevant and present for black people today. However, Maya gave us the gift of hope for a better future, as exemplified in the poem “Still I Rise”:


Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise


The song "The Color Of My Skin" takes inspiration from Maya's poem and was released on what would have been her 90th birthday: April 4, 2018.

Lingua Frankha is proud to present this video, shot during the recording session for "The Color Of My Skin", as well as its  uplifting message celebrating black people’s beauty and resilience.


Click on the soundcloud link in the footer for a free, downloadable copy of the song!